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TTOMS READIES FOR TALENT-LADEN THRILLER AT SEEKONK SPEEDWAY

Haunted Hundred Set for October 28

The racing community simply loves this time of the year with the fanfare of title chases and big year-end races. With Stafford’s Fall Finale, Lee’s Oktoberfest and Seekonk’s D. Anthony Vendetti Memorial in the books, a couple of outstanding events still remain on the schedule including the prestigious Thompson World Series of Speedway Racing. With over three weeks and other season-ending events still set to run, 26 teams have already filed entries for the Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) Haunted 100 at Seekonk Speedway.

While children are counting down the days until Halloween, race fans are counting down the days to the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk Speedway. Racers are hoping to be counting the winner’s purse of $6,000.

Matt Hirschman’s prowess has been well-documented throughout the season with his domination of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series and Evergreen Raceway Park and his success with the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series and other local tracks in the Northeast. While Hirschman has been undefeated in TTOMS competition this season, his fellow competitors have quite impressive accolades themselves during the 2017 season.

Among the stout roster of drivers already entered for the Haunted Hundred are winners from every Modified racing series in the northeast.

The likes of Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT, and Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, PA, have found victory in the ultra-competitive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Pennink also has a Modified Racing Series (MRS) victory to his credit in 2017. Of course, Preece has also racked up a win in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. He has been victorious on the Modified Touring Series (MTS) this season as well.

Other TTOMS regulars with MRS wins include Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT and Anthony Nocella of Woburn, MA.  With four MRS victories so far this season, Nocella has already wrapped up the series championship with one race to go. He is also a past winner at Seekonk Speedway and will be considered one of the favorites in the Haunted Hundred.

Jon McKennedy of Chelmsford, MA, scored a victory during 2017 in MTS competition at Stafford Speedway. The talented young driver is also the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) point leader going into the final race at Thompson next weekend. McKennedy was disappointed with his runner-up finish in the TTOMS Open Wheel Wednesday race at Seekonk in June and will be looking for redemption.

Other notable drivers having filed entries for the Haunted Hundred include Calvin Carroll of Andover, NJ and Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY. Carroll is the leader in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings for the Whelen Modified Tour. Jankowiak has duked it out with the likes of Hirschman all year in the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Tour. Back on September 24, Jankowiak bested not only Hirschman but a full-field of strong competitors to capture the series victory in the U.S. Open 125 at Lancaster National Speedway. With multiple feature wins with the Race of Champions this season, Jankowiak hopes to ride the wave of success to Seekonk.

The current roster – which will undoubtedly grow over the next few weeks – features drivers representative of eight states and Canada. In fact, from Alberta Canada, Karey Stular of Ardrossan, has got be the sentimental favorite and a favorite among his fellow competitors.

On Saturday, October 28 when the Tri-Track Open Modified Series takes to the track for the final time in 2017 at the Seekonk Speedway, the roster will include a tremendous amount of talent; not only of the winners from the four modified touring series but many up-and-comers as well.

Pit gates will open at 8am on Saturday, October 28. Grandstands will open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm. Pit admission is $35. Adult general admission is $25 and children 12 and under are admitted free.  Also on the racing card is a 50-lap main event for Late Models and a 30 lapper for the INEX Legends. Building on a Seekonk Speedway Halloween tradition, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Children and adults alike are invited to participate in the costume contest. The rain date for the Haunted Hundred is Sunday, October 29.

Tickets are available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

WILL HAUNTED HUNDRED BE A TRICK OR TREAT FOR TTOMS COMPETITORS AT SEEKONK SPEEDWAY?

Final TTOMS race of the Year Scheduled for Sat. Oct 28

Seekonk, MA (September 18, 2017): It could be said that Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, puts the fear into the competition when he arrives for a NorthEast Racecars Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) event. Hirschman has yet to be defeated in TTOMS competition this year; winning the opener at Seekonk Speedway in June and sweeping the two Star Speedway races. The drivers of TTOMS will have one final chance to break Hirschman’s spell at the Haunted Hundred at Seekonk on Saturday, October 28.

Hirschman hopes to take the witches broom and sweep not only the Seekonk events but the entire Tri-Track Open Modified Season. Slated to be the final event in the northeast for the 2017 racing season, the roster of drivers looking to play spoiler should be extensive and impressive. The 100-lap Modified race will pay $6,000 to the winner.

Also on the racing card is a 50-lap main event for Late Models and a 30 lapper for the INEX Legends.

Pit gates will open at 8am on Saturday, October 28. Grandstands will open at 11am with racing starting at 1pm. Pit admission is $35. Adult general admission is $25 and children 12 and under are admitted free. The rain date for the Haunted Hundred is Sunday, October 29.

Building on a Seekonk Speedway Halloween tradition, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Children and adults alike are invited to participate in the costume contest.

Tickets are available online by visiting SeekonkSpeedway.com or by calling the Speedway office at 508.336.9959 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Seekonk Speedway and the Tri-Track Open Modified Series have collaborated to create a fun and festive shirt to commemorate the Haunted Hundred. The limited edition shirt is available for preorder online untilOctober 7, 2017 for $15.00 for sizes small through extra-large. Larger sizes are priced at $20.00. A small quantity will available for sale at the track. To check out the design or to preorder, visithttp://tritrackmods.com/merchandise/

To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

Coby Gets Back To Victory Lane

First NASCAR Whelen Modified Win Of 2017 Comes at Seekonk

 SEEKONK, Mass. (Aug. 26, 2017) – Doug Coby finally found himself back in Victory Lane on Saturday night.

The Milford, Connecticut driver dominated the second half of the Seekonk 150 at Seekonk Speedway and captured his first win of the 2017 season. He took the lead from Matt Hirschman on lap 63 and led all but one lap in the final stages en route to the win.

“We just had an awesome car,” Coby said. “My guys made awesome adjustments for the feature. When you can’t pit for tires, you have to be stout off the truck. You have to know what to do for race. The car was just awesome. I’m really happy to get Mayhew Tools their first win with us.”

The win was the 23rd career in Whelen Modified Tour action for Coby and his first at the third-mile of Seekonk. The only blunder for Coby, who started fourth, came at lap 63 when Coby and Hirschman got together battling for the lead. While Hirschman spun, Coby was able to continue without damage and stayed at the front of the race until the checkered flag flew. He held off challenges from Ryan Preece and Anthony Nocella in the final dash to the finish on Saturday.

Coby crossed the line 0.251 seconds ahead of Nocella. Prior to Saturday, Coby had three consecutive second-place finishes in Whelen Modified Tour competition.

With his third-place finish, Preece took the points lead by two points over Coby. Rowan Pennink is third, three points back, while Timmy Solomito is fourth, 11 points back. Solomito crashed out while running inside the top five and finished 22nd.

Justin Bonsignore was sixth, followed by Hirschman, Max Zachem, Gary McDonald and Wade Cole. Earlier in the day, Hirschman won his fourth career Coors Light Pole Award.

The Seekonk 150 will air on NBCSN Saturday Sept. 2 at 9:30 p.m.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track next Saturday night, Sept. 2, at Oswego Speedway in New York.

RACE RESULTS | RACE CENTRAL LIVE REPLAY

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-Seekonk 150 Results

Saturday

At Seekonk Speedway

Seekonk, MA

Lap length: 0.33 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (4) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 63.688 mph.
  2. (13) Anthony Nocella, Woburn, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.
  3. (2) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  4. (19) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Ford, 150.
  5. (5) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  6. (15) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY, Chevrolet, 150.
  7. (1) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA, Chevrolet, 150.
  8. (12) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
  9. (25) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
  10. (22) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 149.
  11. (8) Rob Summers, Manchester, CT, Chevrolet, 148.
  12. (6) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 148.
  13. (11) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 148.
  14. (17) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 148.
  15. (14) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 146, accident.
  16. (9) Ronnie Williams, Ellington, Conn., Chevrolet, 144.
  17. (23) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 143.
  18. (21) Manny Dias, Attleboro, Mass., Chevrolet, 142.
  19. (16) Jeff Rocco, Meriden, Conn., Chevrolet, 138, accident.
  20. (24) Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn., Chevrolet, 125, accident.
  21. (18) Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 118, accident.
  22. (7) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 63, accident.
  23. (10) Andrew Krause, Holmdel, N.J., Chevrolet, 63, accident.
  24. (3) Jon McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass., Chevrolet, 63, accident.
  25. (20) Calvin Carroll, Newton, N.J., Chevrolet, 47, ignition.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 46 minutes 38 seconds

Margin of Victory: 0.253 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: M.Hirschman (99.215 mph, 11.974 seconds)

Caution Flags: 7 for 34 laps.

Lead Changes: 3 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: M. Hirschman 1-62; D. Coby 63-123; R. Preece 124; D. Coby 125-150.

Standings: 1. R. Preece, 413; 2. D. Coby, 411; 3. R. Pennink, 410; 4. T. Solomito, 402;

  1. J. Bonsignore, 399; 6. E. Goodale, 379; 7. D. Sapienza, 352; 8. M. Swanson, 348; 9. M.

Zachem, 337; 10. R. Summers, 327.

Photo: Adam Glanzman/NASCAR